Federal Budget

Rep. Jim Jordan Discusses a Renewal of Welfare Reform with John Stossel

Mr. Andrew Roth - October 16th, 2012


Conservatives Should be Unpleasantly Surprised by the Ryan Budget

Mr. Andrew Roth - March 27th, 2012

Writing for the New York Sun, Ira Stoll outlines several reasons why conservatives should be "unpleasantly surprised" by the Ryan Budget.

Conservatives who oppose raising the debt limit…yet again…should take particular note in this excerpt:

[I]t doesn’t reduce the national debt. Mr. Ryan’s figures show the national debt held by the public growing to $15 trillion in 2022, up from about $11 trillion this year.

It’s one thing if raising the debt limit was conditioned on passing a balanced budget, but the Ryan plan doesn’t even do that.

Stoll’s piece is worth reading, but even he doesn’t mention the fact that the Ryan budget breaks the debt deal from last year.  As we said before, this is no longer a fiscal issue, it’s a credibility issue.  Republicans of all stripes are glossing over that fact.

And that’s a shame.

Rep. Garrett: When Does Obama's Budget Balance?

Mr. Andrew Roth - February 15th, 2012

Sam's Big Government Backpack

Mr. Andrew Roth - February 02nd, 2012

Congress Passes Bloated "Minibus" Bill

Mr. Andrew Roth - November 18th, 2011

Last night, Congress passed a "minibus" spending bill, which is essentially a portion of the overall federal budget.  Republicans hardly put up a fight, even though the bill spends a ton of money and increased the power of the government to subsidize the housing market.  Here’s what Tom Coburn had to say about it:

"I don’t think the American people know how badly they have been hoodwinked by the Congress," said Coburn, prior to the vote. "This bill should be defeated…we are running out of money."

If you want to know how your Senators and Representative voted on this bill, click on these links:  SenateHouse